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950-home community development approved in Macclesfield

Words: Laura Edgar
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Cheshire East Council’s strategic planning board has approved a 950-home mixed-use development in south Macclesfield.

The site, 135 acres in size, is located between Congleton Road and London Road, and is known as the South Macclesfield Development Area (SMDA).

It is allocated for development in the council’s adopted local plan. The application was submitted by Engine of the North, a development company owned by the council.

The application comprises 950 homes, provision for a primary school, retail and employment development and open space. A new link road will be installed between Congleton Road and London Road.

Ainsley Arnold, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for housing and planning, said: “This is great news for Macclesfield – bringing jobs, investment and new housing to the benefit of residents in the south of Macclesfield as well as delivering better connectivity for the whole town and neighbouring areas.

“This development is a significant boost for the council’s shared aspirations with local residents to revitalise the town of Macclesfield into something we can all be proud of.”

The planning approval is subject to the completion of the section 106/111 agreement.

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